A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 30 – DayLily

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“A Plant a Day till Spring” will highlight one plant a day, starting on the winter solstice (December 21, 2013)… And ending on the vernal equinox (March 20, 2014)… If all goes to plan I will be starting with old Snowdrop photos from 2013… And ending with new photos of Snowdrops in 2014…

Daylily happens to be one of my favorite plants… They can handle almost any conditions… I use them extensively in guerrilla gardening and would consider it a bomb-proof plant… By “bomb-proof” I mean invincible… Daylily’s never need water… They never need fertilizer… Hell… I have had entire patches mowed over by the borough employees… A couple of weeks later… The blooming resumes…

Daylily flowers only last a single day… Hence the name… Although it will appear like it the blooms last longer than a day… It is actually nothing more than blossoms that bloom on a daily basis…

My community has been taken over by an orange daylily with the local name “Ditch-Lily”… It was introduced to the Pittsburgh region along time ago… Today it can be found growing on abandoned land and in the ditches next to our local roads… The flower petals can be eaten… They are mildly sweet and surprisingly enjoyable… I find they are sweeter in the morning hours than in the evening…

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If you want some science – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylily

New To writing and never had to cite sources before… These “Plant a Day Till Spring” posts are simply intended to kill time until spring when I start writing more… My source is Wikipedia.org… The photography is all my own… And I am adding my own information…

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5 thoughts on “A Plant A Day Till Spring – Day 30 – DayLily

  1. Aggie says:

    Attractive slideshow.


  2. mashazager says:

    We’ve eaten the shoots and the tubers, as well as the flowers. All good, but digging up and cleaning the tubers has to expend way more calories than you get from them. Shoots are easy to collect, though. Only problem is that the deer love the flowers as much as we do!


  3. Love me a lily, especially a Casablanca. 🙂


  4. narf77 says:

    I love day lilies. Got to get some for Serendipity Farm. I had heard that they were completely edible from root to flower but came across this article that shed a bit more light on them…


    It would seem like your local day lilies are the original kind 🙂


  5. Got one in my garden! And didn’t know I could add it to my lunch.


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